Friday, March 23, 2012

Great tip via E-mail

Hi Quilty Ladies,

  I have to share this info with everyone who made a jelly roll quilt or anyone thinking about it. We discovered at Spring Retreat that the jelly rolls with pinked edges make a mess - lots of little threads on clothes and floor  and dust in sewing machines.  Had this light bulb moment...  Before I unrolled  my jelly roll I vacuumed  the pinked sides.  I used the small  furniture attachment to the vacuum and lowered the suction. I held the jelly roll in my hand and vacuumed lightly over the sides. What a difference when I unrolled the jelly roll..  I don't know if this will help anyone else but it is the first time I didn't mind using my vacuum.  Is there a special vacumm just for quilters??? Lol

Doris        
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4 comments:

NadineC said...

Holy Jelly Roll! What a great idea! Thanks for the tip, APP :-)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a clever idea! I'm sure that one little extra step will save many sewing machines too! All that fabric dust makes such a mess inside the machine!

MGM

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

I bet a dust buster would work also...

just me said...

probably not but if they make one they will charge 3x the price they should because it is for quilting!! lol